USFA On-Duty Death: New Jersey

United States Fire Administration
3 November 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Alex Moss, 54, of the Upper Saddle River Fire Department on 30 October 2022.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, Firefighter Alex Moss responded to the fire station for a residential fire alarm call. He remained at the station and complained to his fellow firefighters that he wasn’t feeling well and went home. In the early afternoon, his wife found him deceased in bed from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 54
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 30, 2022 10:55 a.m.
Date of death: October 30, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 80.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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